Youth participation in the Better Internet for Kids agenda allows young people to express their views and exchange knowledge and experiences concerning their use of online technologies, as well as tips on how to stay safe.

They also advise on internet safety and empowerment strategy, help create innovative resources and disseminate eSafety messages to their peers.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to youth participation in creating a safer and better internet.

2024-02-09 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Safer Internet Day 2024: joining together for a better internet all around the world

On Tuesday, 6 February 2024, we celebrated the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe. With a theme, once again, of “Together for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. The day was a great success, and we are excited to share with you just a few of the achievements so far from the coordination level.  

2024-01-28 media literacy/education Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

CIS Digital Camp teaches students cybersecurity skills

The CIS Digital Camp, organised by the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre and its partners, took place from 24 to 28 July 2023 in the city of Portalegre. For five days, 46 secondary school and vocational school students were able to learn how to use the internet safely. 

2024-01-24 media literacy/education BIK Team

Safer Internet Day 2024 approaches: only two weeks left!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is just around the corner, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2024. On this day, millions of people around the world will unite under the theme "Together for a Better Internet" for the 21st edition of this significant event. We invite you to join the movement and help us ensure that the internet is a place of opportunities for children and young people where they can create, engage, and share positively and freely.

2024-01-22 media literacy/education Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Portuguese youth representation at Safer Internet Forum 2023

Portugal was once again represented at the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2023. In this edition, under the theme "Empowering YOUth with skills for the Digital Decade," four young Portuguese individuals participated, aged between 15 and 19. Two joined the BIK Youth Panel; one was a member of the Youth Advisory Group (SIF YAG), and another attended as a delegate. Playing an active role not only in the preparation but also during the Forum itself, they all provided very positive feedback on their experience. 

2023-11-07 media literacy/education BIK Youth Ambassador, Kathrin Morasch

Child safety in Tapei: Insights from the ECPAT International Conference

On 31 October 2023, ECPAT Taiwan hosted the ECPAT International Conference on child safety. Our BIK Youth Ambassador, Kathrin Morasch, a longtime advocate for online safety for children and youth, provides us with her insights regarding the conference and reflects on her involvement as a keynote speaker, sharing the perspective of the BIK+ strategy, youth participation and the European Union's rules protecting minors. 

2023-11-06 media literacy/education BIK Youth Ambassadors, João

IGF 2023 recap: insights from our Youth Ambassador

The 18th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto, Japan which took place from 8 to 12 October 2023, marked a pivotal moment in the world of online governance. Hosted by the Japanese Government, our BIK Youth Ambassador highlights his active role in this event.

2023-10-13 media literacy/education BIK Team

Insafe booth at IGF 2023: Promoting a Better Internet for Kids and Safer Internet Day 2024

At the IGF 2023 event, which took place in Kyoto from 8-12 October 2023, the Insafe delegation hosted a promotional booth in the IGF village, promoting the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign and Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activities. The booth was a focal point for engaging discussions with conference participants worldwide.

2023-10-12 media literacy/education BIK Team

Towards more inclusive youth participation activities: Insafe delegation presents best practices at IGF 2023

At the 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Kyoto, Japan from 8-12 October 2023, the European network of Safer Internet Centres (SIC) contributed with a workshop on Day 0, titled Youth participation: co-creating the Insafe network. In the second part of the workshop, organised by the Insafe Coordinator in collaboration with the Belgian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese and UK Safer Internet Centres, a special focus was given to empowering of young people and the inclusion of children and young people in vulnerable situations.

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